Japanese developers talk about 2018 plans and beyond in this week's Dengeki Playstation

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Laplasakos, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Laplasakos

    Laplasakos Banned Member Original Poster

    #1
    Dengeki PlayStation (magazine) had a "Creator Interviews" feature in this week's issue, where some developers talk about their 2018 plans and beyond. Some tidbits have already appeared online but it seems that more will come so i will updating the OP (and make a new post).

    Level5

    In 2018, Ni no Kuni and Yokai-Watch studio Level-5 will celebrate its 20th anniversary and Level-5 president Akihiro Hino said the company is working on “a major title” to commemorate the company’s milestone anniversary

    Koei Temco

    Kenichi Ogasawara, the producer of the Toukiden series and Koei Tecmo-side producer of the Dragon Quest Heroes series. Some tidbits

    -Numbered titles for this and that are starting up.
    -There is also a new collaboration project.
    -Since the core team members of Toukiden are working on a new project, it will be a bit of time before I can say anything more.
    -That new project will be quite a surprise, so please look forward to its announcement.

    Yosuke Hayashi: “I want Nioh to become even bigger. Please keep an eye out in the future"

    Nihon Falcom

    Toshihiro Kondo: “In The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV ~The End of Saga~, the foreshadowing that spread across The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki, and The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki will considerably come to surface, and for those who have played the series, there will be a surprising development in the beginning.”

    Aquaplus

    Naoya Shimokawa: “I am realizing there are many people hoping for an anime adaption of Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth. I too am hoping for it, and want to someday make it a reality.”

    Kojima Productions

    Hideo Kojima: “Development on Death Stranding is going well enough that SIE told us, ‘We have never before seen a game being created at such a fast pace.’ We are planning an announcement that will further surprise everyone in 2018.”

    Nippon Ichi Software

    They are planning sequels for Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain and Yomawari and both titles are being brought up as up-and-coming rookies. Additionally, Nippon Ichi Software is preparing to discuss new developments for the Disgaea series in 2018, as well as announce a new project at the start of the year. The company is also considering sequels for other past titles.

    Cygames

    Tetsuya Fukuhara, who shared a few new details about the game. Some tidbits

    -When playing single-player, the other three characters are controlled by AI. There is also four-person multiplayer.
    -Since we developed the non-graphics parts side by side (with the graphics), I wonder if we will be able to see the goal in a little while.
    -Since we cannot compromise on graphics, Cygames and CyDesignation staff are being stationed at Platinum Games.

    They also talked to Famitsu so i will put this here too

    -The team has reached a point where it can say it feels good about the basic actions.
    -New information beyond this past weekend’s Granblue Fantasy Fes 2017 is still a little while ahead.
    -The graphics will improve even further.
    -The goal is to make a game in which players can enjoy “situations” where the course changes from one to the next, as well as enjoy “multiplayer.”

    Thanks Gematsu
    https://gematsu.com/2017/12/level-5...wants-make-nioh-even-bigger-developer-tidbits
    https://gematsu.com/2017/12/toukide...ses-new-numbered-titles-collaboration-project
    https://gematsu.com/2017/12/nis-pla...quels-new-disgaea-developments-discussed-2018
    https://gematsu.com/2017/12/granblu...r-person-multiplayer-wont-compromise-graphics
     
  2. bigol

    bigol Member

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    Finally Death Stranding gameplay?
     
  3. #3
    Surprise me, Kojima!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. silva1991

    silva1991 Member

    #4
    Death Stranding at the end of Sony conference hopefully(should start with TLOU2 gameplay)
     
  5. MWorldII

    MWorldII Member

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  6. Sammy Samusu

    Sammy Samusu Member

    #6
    Lmfao.
     
  7. Stygr

    Stygr Banned Member

    #7
    Yes.
     
  8. jiggle

    jiggle Member

    #8
    Poifect time for Dark cloud 3

    And final fantasy musou
     
  9. Encephalon

    Encephalon Member

    #9
    Exciting, but I have two wishes.

    1. The music is better than III.
    2. The game doesn't go into any creepy directions with certain characters. A few lines in Sen III gave off some pretty weird vibes.
     
  10. stryke

    stryke Member

    #10
    Didn't Koei Tecmo once said they were working on a huge western IP the same time last year?
     
  11. Oregano

    Oregano Member

    #11
    Hino don't lie and pretend you'll actually release a game on schedule.

    Also sounds like Toukiden might be dead?
     
  12. CielTynave

    CielTynave Member

    #12
    So maybe they'll announce it on their 20th anniversary and release in on their 25th anniversary.
     
  13. DangerMouse

    DangerMouse Member

    #13
    Nice. Plenty of stuff I'd be interested in.
     
  14. purseowner

    purseowner Member

    #14
    I was wondering about this the other day.
     
  15. nivorae

    nivorae Member

    #15
    aww i kind of assumed it already was in the works :(
     
  16. Laplasakos

    Laplasakos Banned Member Original Poster

    #16
    Another one. Updating the OP.

    Nippon Ichi Software
    They are planning sequels for Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain and Yomawari and both titles are being brought up as up-and-coming rookies. Additionally, Nippon Ichi Software is preparing to discuss new developments for the Disgaea series in 2018, as well as announce a new project at the start of the year. The company is also considering sequels for other past titles.
     
  17. Psycho_Mantis

    Psycho_Mantis Member

    #17
    Disgaea 6 in 2018 seems viable.
    Death Stranding in 2019 tho *__*
     
  18. Chaos2Frozen

    Chaos2Frozen Member

    #18
    Feels so good~

    Need to have the 3rd game out here first though....


    Waiting for the main heroine (voice actress) to come back I see ;)


    Kojima Unchained.
     
  19. Hieroph

    Hieroph Member

    #19
    That's interesting. New IP or revival of an old one? From the wording it sounds like it could be something returning.
     
  20. DangerMouse

    DangerMouse Member

    #20
    Yeah, a big title for their anniversary makes it sound like something might be returning.
     
  21. Laplasakos

    Laplasakos Banned Member Original Poster

    #21
    Looking forward to Level5 anniversary title and the new collaboration project of Koei Temco.

    Also, i speculate that Kojima will reveal gameplay and a 2019 release date for Death Stranding.
     
  22. Lidl

    Lidl Banned Member

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  23. QBizM

    QBizM Member

    #23
    ... I never knew I wanted this until this moment. jiggle, I salute you.
     
  24. Encephalon

    Encephalon Member

    #24
    Wasn't there a sequel to Yomawari?
     
  25. Psycho_Mantis

    Psycho_Mantis Member

    #25
    Final Fantasy Musou has more potential than all of their other collabs combined. I hope SE is involved in its design if its happening.
     
  26. #26
    The Kojima quote is what surprises me the most, honestly.
     
  27. Laplasakos

    Laplasakos Banned Member Original Poster

    #27
    Yeah, it's already out. I guess they are planning another one.
     
  28. Velezcora

    Velezcora Member

    #28
    This is hilarious considering we haven't see gameplay of this so called game yet.
    Oh god...
    the surprise is gonna be gameplay isn't it? I hope Death Stranding is supposed to be a satire of AAA game development and hype culture because otherwise... lel

    It depresses me that Level 5 is known for No no Kuni and Yokai-Watch now instead of Dark Cloud but it makes sense since it's their most recent and currently running franchise.

    I would love to see Level 5 bring back the Ushiro game for Switch. It had a light novel adaption but gimmie dat game. It looked really unique.
     
  29. Kouriozan

    Kouriozan Member

    #29
    New Disgaea is all I need <3
     
  30. Mega Man Zero

    Mega Man Zero Member

    #30
    Good to hear they want to make Nioh a big thing.
     
  31. Laplasakos

    Laplasakos Banned Member Original Poster

    #31
    Well, Dark Cloud hasn't seen a new game since 2003. You can't blame them :P

    Also, the IP is owned by Sony. So it's up to them to revive it.
     
  32. Eolz

    Eolz Member

    #32
    That Toukiden team statement is interesting, wonder what that new project will look like.
    Hayashi's statement is the usual, KT's golden boy wants every franchise he touches to get bigger. Cool stuff for NIS too.
     
  33. Oregano

    Oregano Member

    #33
    I wonder if Disgaea 6 will be PS4/Switch or PS4 only with a Switch version later?
     
  34. Kufkah

    Kufkah Member

    #34
    Real planning for DS's concept, design, etc... Probably started the moment Kojima knew he's leaving Konami.
     
  35. Mega Man Zero

    Mega Man Zero Member

    #35
    Death Stranding's Fox Hound is just the Walking Dead cast.
     
  36. #36
    Well by the time the Switch launched, they had enough time to make D5 a launch title. I would assume for a brand new title, a Switch/PS4 release parity would already be planned.
     
  37. Velezcora

    Velezcora Member

    #37
    I was gonna suggest soulsborne clone since that seems to be the new hotness but then I remembered KT already did that.
    Then again Bamco published Dark Souls and has got Code Vein in the works.
     
  38. Oregano

    Oregano Member

    #38
    I'm thinking more from the perspective that they might want the double dippers they've had historically.
     
  39. Laplasakos

    Laplasakos Banned Member Original Poster

    #39
    Another one. Updating the OP.

    Cygames

    Tetsuya Fukuhara, who shared a few new details about the game. Some tidbits

    -When playing single-player, the other three characters are controlled by AI. There is also four-person multiplayer.
    -Since we developed the non-graphics parts side by side (with the graphics), I wonder if we will be able to see the goal in a little while.
    -Since we cannot compromise on graphics, Cygames and CyDesignation staff are being stationed at Platinum Games.

    They also talked to Famitsu so i will put this here too

    -The team has reached a point where it can say it feels good about the basic actions.
    -New information beyond this past weekend’s Granblue Fantasy Fes 2017 is still a little while ahead.-
    -The graphics will improve even further.
    -The goal is to make a game in which players can enjoy “situations” where the course changes from one to the next, as well as enjoy “multiplayer.”
     
  40. Chaos2Frozen

    Chaos2Frozen Member

    #40
    I'll one-up that; he probably wanted to do it before MGSV but ended up adapting some of those concept into V when mandated by Konami.
     
  41. DarknessTear

    DarknessTear Member

    #41
    I'd like to see Makai Kingdom make a comeback. That was my favorite NIS game.
     
  42. #42
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  43. #43
    Kojima is awesome.
     
  44. Velezcora

    Velezcora Member

    #44
    *Fukuhara lights a cigar with a $50 bill*

    "What? Are you serious? These graphics are shit! Start again!"

    *Opens the CyGames money vault and throws several gold bars into the dev team room*
     
  45. Laplasakos

    Laplasakos Banned Member Original Poster

    #45
    Crazy thing is that the graphics already look great.
     
  46. Ridley327

    Ridley327 Member

    #46
    Considering that by all accounts that Disgaea 5 wound up selling better on Switch than it did on PS4 worldwide, I don't think they could afford a double-dipper gamble.
     
  47. Echo

    Echo Member

    #47
    How the fudge can Coven be getting a sequel already and not a peep on localizing it? Come to think of it, NISA barely localize any of their parent companies own games these days. Western fans should take them to task on this...
     
  48. Neufr0

    Neufr0 Member

    #48
    Too bad the game is multi oriented. A story driven game would have been nice and different.
     
  49. Strings

    Strings Member

    #49
    A sequel to Coven and the Labyrinth of Refrain is fantastic news. Easily the best game NIS has put out in years.

    Also... Is the Level-5 title for PS4, if they talked about it in Dengeki Playstation? I dunno. I'm just surprised they have a 'big' title outside of NNK2.
    I would absolutely love Ushiro to be a thing, but didn't they say a bunch of ideas for it moved into Yo-Kai Watch?
    There's a PS4 version now, so they're probably working on it. Probably.
     
  50. Oregano

    Oregano Member

    #50
    Possibly.

    Considering Megaton Musashi and Inazuma Eleven Ares it's a safe bet that everything Level 5 does in the future will be on PS4.